COUNSELING

Children’s Service Society provides individual and family counseling to anyone touched by adoption. We have professional and personal experience in post adoption therapy with transracial and international adoptions, special needs adoption, kinship adoptions, foster care adoptions, older child adoptions, open adoptions, and infant adoptions. We also have expertise in attachment issues, trauma histories, and birthparent advocacy and support.

  • The fee is $70 an hour (sliding scale fee available upon need for birthparents)
  • We are located at 655 East 4500 South, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
  • Call 801-326-4391 or email paula@cssutah.org for more information.

BOOKS

  • The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis– Empowered to Connect
  • The Girls Who Went Away-The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade by Ann Fessler  The Girls Who Went Away
  • A Child’s Journey Through Placement by Vera Fahlberg
  • Being Adopted: The lifelong Search for Self by Brodzinsky, Schechter & Hening
  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge– Twenty Things
  • In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You to Know About Adoption. A Guide for Relatives and Friends by Elisabeth O’Toole–  In On It
  • Because I Loved You: A Birthmother’s View of Open Adoption by Patricia Dischler–  Because I Loved You
  • Utah’s Adoption Connection Lending LibraryA free library of more than 1,000 books regarding adoption, parenting, childhood trauma and more.

SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Children’s Service Society of Utah

Free Adult Adoptee Support Group

655 East 4500 South, Suite 200 

Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Call 801-326-4371 or email allison@cssutah.org to sign up

  • Life After Placement

Online Lasting Support for Birthmothers

 Life After Placement

  • Life After Placement

Birthmothers Support Group

2nd Thursday of Every Month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

1323 W 7900 S, FIORE STUDIO, West Jordan, UT

Support Group Life After Placement

  • Infertility Support Groups

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ONLINE RESOURCES

CSS is a proud member of the American Adoption Congress, United for Adoption, the National Council for Adoption, the Utah Adoption Council, and the North American Council on Adoptable Children.

 

Know an expectant parent or birth parent?  We offer free options counseling.  We can help with private, independent, and agency adoptions.  Call us at 801-656-8527.  Email at admin@cssutah.org.